Thanks to UK distributor StudioCanal, next Monday (30 July) sees the arrival of four classic Amicus Studios films on DVD, including Warlords of Atlantis, They Came From Beyond Space, At the Earth’s Core and The Land That Time Forgot. To celebrate these rereleases, we have THREE Amicus DVD bundles to give away to our readers. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Celebrated studio Amicus Productions is best known for creating some of Britain’s best fantastical horror titles, as well as an assortment of titles of prestige (The Birthday Party), pop musical (It’s Trad, Dad!) and science fiction seeped in fantasy. Their spectacular styles and imaginative stories have resulted in many of their films receiving cult classic status and must-see films for every generation. Included in this bundle are:

Warlords of Atlantis
From writer Brian Hayles, best known and most loved for his time as a writer of the original Doctor Who TV series for almost a decade, comes a perilous, nautical tale of mutiny, murder, hidden treasure, giant sea monsters and lost worlds.

They Came From Beyond Space
Directed by two-time Academy Award winning cinematographer Freddie Francis, it cannot be denied that Francis was well-known for creating and delivering superior visuals in film – the key ingredient of sci-fi fare. They Came From Beyond Space was no exception.

At the Earth’s Core
Adapted from famed author and creator of generation endured and loved characters including Tarzan and John Carter, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novel of the same name, Amicus presents another visual spectacular where monsters rule the (inner) world.

The Land That Time Forgot
Adapted from another of Edgar Rice Burroughs much loved science fiction classic novels, this time exploring a lost world inhabited by fantastical deadly beasts, dinosaurs, hostile tribes and deadly wildlife.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE Amicus Studios DVD bundles, all you have to do is answer this simple question:

Which Simpson’s character was inspired by Amicus regular Doug McClure?

b) Kent Brockman
b) Mayor Quimby
c) Troy McClure

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Amicus’), answer and postal address in the comment box provided.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

StudioCanal’s rereleased Amicus Studios titles are available to own on DVD from 30 July, 2012.

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 2 August, 2012.

Daniel Green

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